• Tigh Dearg Hotel

    Experience the friendly warm wecome in the hotels, self catering and bed and breakfasts.

  • Ardmaree Stores and Lobster Pot Tearoom
    Eating Out

    North Uist has a range of both small cafes and larger hotel based restaurants.

  • Attractions

    View a range of attractions, including wildlife, historic sites, and secluded beaches.

The Isle of North Uist is in the centre of the group of Islands known as the Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles. The Hebrides are known as the “long island” as they stretch for 100 miles.  The Outer Hebrides consist  of the Isles of Lewis, Harris, Scalpay, Beneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay.

North Uist is a landscape of fresh and salt water lochs bordered on its western side by miles of sandy beaches, and cultivated crofts. North Uist is very popular with walkers, bird watchers, motor homers and cyclists alike. On the west side of the island the road follows the machair, (the fertile coastal grassland bordering the sand dunes), whilst the eastern side is mainly water. This area is a fisherman’s and bird watchers paradise.

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. Click to download

The island is connected by causeway to Benbecula, Berneray and Baleshare. Lochmaddy is the main town and fishing port on the island and has a population of approximately 300 people.

North Uist can be reached by ferry from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy or by the smaller ferry which weaves its way through the small islets of the Sound of Harris between Leverburgh on Harris to Berneray, connected by causeway to North Uist.

Click the links below for:

Isle of Lewis

Isle of Harris

Isle of South Uist

Isle of Benbecula

Isle of Barra

Besides the range of popular Western Isles websites, we have composed a range of other website for places of interest, ranging from the Isles of Mull and Iona to  further afield we have produced websites for InvernessHobart in Tasmania and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Latest News

New website for North Uist

Explore the Outer Hebrides is part of Explore Scotland and has recently been upgrading its websites.  This North Uist and Berneray website is the first one to be completed in the Uist set of sites.  Isle of Benbecula to follow soon

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Events this month

  • Events this month

    • Events on August 2, 2014
      Callanish Stones Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: August 3, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Callanish Stone Circle, United Kingdom
      Description: Looking for a challenge this New Year? Get your name down for the biggest sporting event ever to take place in the Western Isles.Take advantage of our early bird offer, £10 off your entry fee until 28th of February!
    • Events on August 4, 2014
      Clan MacNeil Gathering
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: August 8, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: 32 Garrygall Isle of Barra Outer Hebrides HS9 5UH
      Description: Worldwide Gathering of the Clan MacNeil. Four days of events for visitors and residents to the island. Celebrating connections across the globe with MacNeils and Barra.
    • Events on August 8, 2014
      Harris Tweed Hebrides Tattoo
      Starts: 7:30 pm
      Ends: August 8, 2014 - 10:00 pm
      Location: Lews Castle Green, Castle grounds
      Description: Two day Hebridean Extravaganza of Piping, dancing, singing and other events. The Tattoo will feature six time World Champions ,the Simon Fraser University Pipeband From Vancouver, together with 8 other piebands from all over Scotland.
    • Events on August 9, 2014
      Carnival day in Stornoway
      Starts: 7:30 pm
      Ends: August 9, 2014 - 10:00 pm
      Location: Stornoway
      Description: Pipebands and floats parading through the town. 7.30pm Grand Concert at the Sport Centre, featuring Simon Fraser University Pipeband, Julie Fowlis and the Lochies. Grand Concert featuring, Sambayabamba band, a youth accordion band, the Lochies, a Gaelic Choir, Julie Fowlis and her band, and the Simon Fraser University Pipeband in concert.